"Closing Time" as written by and Lyle Pearce Lovett....
The night she is a true companion
They shuffle in
They hear the sound
But by night's end
It's night's abandon
You look across the floor
Ain't anyone around

Closing time
Unplug them people
And send them home
It's closing time

Now kenny he's been mixing sound all evening
Sometimes I think that boy
He ain't got no ears
And kathy's laughing
Kathy's always laughing
Well keep on laughing kathy
Just make it out of here

Closing time
Unplug them people
And send them home
It's closing time

So stack those chairs upon those tables
And stack those empties upon that bar
And count your money
And count my money
And hear those bottles ringing
You know where you are

Closing time
Unplug them people
And send them home
It's closing time

The night's all that's left behind
You take your part and I'll take mine
And go on home
It's closing time


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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Most "last call" songs are written for the patrons (Semi-sonic or Buffett), but this is aimed at the bar employees. As a student at Clemson in the late '70's early '80's you lived for Friday and Saturday nights (at least) and it was like a huge street party every night. It was magic. Of course, if you were like me, more likely than not you got caught at closing time. Immediately after adjusting your eyes when the lights come on you realized 2 things... 1, all the women were gone and it was you and your crew and a couple of other losers in the other corner. 2. The place was wrecked. So while everyone headed to the pizza joint, the employees still had hours of work left so the next night was just as magic. Great job of capturing the reality of how hard those folks work..... fill those tip jars!!!
    oldtrivelyon November 05, 2015   Link

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